Readerpix: Pier A Fountain!

7/8/2009:

Yesterday, I posted a photo of a “dry” Pier A water fountain. It had been inoperative weeks after other park fountains had been turned on. I guess I forgot to check my watch, because the fountain had been turned on about a week ago already!

Hoboken411 readers Kristen and TJD sent some separate shots afterward, which I combined into one.

Hoboken411 reader(s) photo(s) of the day – 7/8/2009

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[Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Readerpix entry! – Note: one reader’s photo(s) will be featured each day at approximately 11am. Unless your photo is time-sensitive – it will be published in the order it was received! Additional note: Your pictures will have a better chance of being published if they’re in “landscape” mode, as opposed to the taller “portrait” modes… ]

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14 Comments on "Readerpix: Pier A Fountain!"

YipYap
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The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn has an oxygen level too low to support life. The oxygen levels within the Canal currently test at around 1.5 parts per million (4 parts per million are needed to sustain life). The Canal has been the dumping ground for untold amounts of chemicals, metals and garbage for about 150 years.

What is also noteworthy is Toll Brothers has approval to build 460 condos right on the canal. The city of NY is fighting with the EPA to keep the Canal from being designated a Super Fund cleanup site since that will scare away potential condo buyers.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/24/science/earth/24gowanus.html

homeworld
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Regarding Berry’s Creek:

“The creek has been measured as having the highest concentration of mercury of any fresh-water sediment in the world, the result of the discharge of 268 tons of mercury-contaminated toxic waste into the creek between 1929 and 1974.” – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berrys_Creek

mooshu
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mooshu

The Hudson river is, and it’s no surprise. Parts of it smell funk-nasty enough.

mooshu
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mooshu

Funny. I don’t see the East River on that list.

lokelyokel
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lokelyokel

Id go swimming in the Mississip before I go swimming in East River…you know you would do the same…and the Hudson is not even near as bad as the East…esp if you go upstate and cross it on the thruway where it is not even a quarter of the width it is down here…

In response to mooshu who said:
Funny. I don’t see the East River on that list.

elainetyger
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elainetyger

That’s because the figures above are for total pounds of pollutants, which is not a very good method for comparing the Pacific Ocean to the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal. A better method of comparing relative pollution would be parts per million or turgidity or some combination.

In response to lokelyokel who said:
Id go swimming in the Mississip before I go swimming in East River…you know you would do the same…and the Hudson is not even near as bad as the East…esp if you go upstate and cross it on the thruway where it is not even a quarter of the width it is down here…

escaped68
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The creek,bound creek, that surrounds newark airport trumps all.

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